New Barcelona signing Franck Kessie has revealed his former teammate at AC Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic encouraged him to make the move to the La Liga heavyweights.
The Ivory Coast international joined Barca and was unveiled on Wednesday.
He came in as a free agent after his contract with the Serie A champions expired and has now stated what the Sweden striker told him ahead of the move. Ibrahimovic played for Barcelona between 2009 and 2011.
Kessie said as quoted by AS:
Yes, I spoke with Ibrahimovic. He gave me advice and told me that it is a very nice place. He told me to work hard and to do everything.
The 25-year-old went on to state he is eager to meet the technical bench and teammates, insisting he wants to give his best.
I can give my confidence to my teammates. I have to work with them, I’m in a hurry to start. I want to play with my teammates.
When a player starts playing it is to go forward. I have reached an important place. I want to show what I can do. I have to meet the technical bench and colleagues.